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2014 EPA National Information Day on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5

Summary: 2014 EPA National Information Day on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5: Presentation from Brian Donlon(Environmental Protection Agency)

Published: 2014


Pages: 14

Filesize: 1,352KB

Format: pdf

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is supporting Ireland’s engagement with Horizon 2020 (H2020) through its participation in the Advisory Group of Experts for SC5, as National Delegate and National Contact Point for this Challenge, and as a member of the H2020 National Support Network led by Enterprise Ireland. In addition, the EPA is participating in both the Climate and Water Joint Programming Initiatives, and as task force members on two European Innovation Partnerships (Water and Raw Materials), which could offer potential opportunities for increased engagement with Horizon 2020. The EPA Director General (Laura Burke) is the Chairperson of the Advisory Group of Experts under SC5.

The EPA provides significant support to the research community via a number of means. We have established a H2020 SC5 National Working Group that meet quarterly to discuss & provide feedback on the work programme. We facilitate partner search requests and have established a web-based catalogue of Irish experts and promote H2020 on the EPA webpages, social media and newsletters, etc. In addition, the EPA reviews proposals, facilitates queries, meets with researchers (academics, SMEs and industries) presents at regional roadshows and hosts an annual event on SC-5 with invited national and international speakers.

The presentation will outline the key supports that the EPA offers to the research community in support of Horizon 2020.